Sven confirms Leicester interest in Hargreaves

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Leicester City manager Sven Goran-Eriksson has confirmed that he's made contact with Owen Hargreaves' representatives about a potential move to the King Power Stadium.

Eriksson, who is in Sweden as part of Leicester's pre-season tour, says that the decision is now up to Hargreaves after pursuing all available avenues for the player.

"Yes, in one way we have tried to contact him. I've spoken to the agent now. It depends totally on Owen - the ball is in his court," said the former Notts County boss.


Despite Eriksson's interest, he's not sure if Hargreaves would be willing to move to the Npower Championship after stints with Manchester United and Bayern Munich. He also said that he wasn't sure if Hargreaves is even fully fit at the moment.

"It is difficult that he wants to come to the Npower Championship and I am not sure he is 100 percent fit at the moment, so right now it is on ice.

"I don't even know if he is fit or if he wants to play but if he wants to speak to us, we are more than willing.

"I have always said if he is fit, Owen Hargreaves is a great player."

Hargreaves has also been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion after releasing short videos of his training sessions on YouTube, with Roy Hodgson thought to be keen on the versatile player.

His contract at United expired at the end of June after Sir Alex Ferguson declined to offer an extension, with Hargreaves making just 39 appearances for the Red Devils because of various injuries since his £17 million move from Bayern in 2007.

Eriksson's interest in Hargreaves would continue the Swede's big spending summer despite, the Canadian-born English midfielder being available on a free transfer.

Leicester have spent more than £10 million already in the window after Wednesday's capture of Paul Konchesky from Liverpool for £1.5 million, and the player would command a sizeable fee for the move.

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